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Enthusia Professional Racing (PS2)

by Konami
 Ages 3 and Over
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Utterly realistic controls, including a non-linear throttle to give you total control over acceleration and deceleration
  • 'Virtual Gravity System' - an on-screen guide that allows you to determine where the car is feeling the most pressure
  • A mix of real and fictitious courses, with circuits included from all over the globe
  • A huge range of officially licensed cars from manufactures all around the world
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00029P9KK
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 6 May 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,764 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Designed to bring all of the white-knuckle energy and thrill of car racing to life, Enthusia Professional Racing features groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, enhanced physics and pixel-perfect graphics to deliver an unprecedented racing experience.

Enthusia Professional Racing steps away from the norm in the racing genre, opting to focus on the driving experience rather than the time spent "under the hood." Winning will require superior driving ability, establishing Enthusia Professional Racing as a true racer for driving enthusiasts who appreciate the details of car physics, performance and motion.

Set to be the most realistic racing game to date, Enthusia Professional Racing will include hundreds of cars from more than 40 real manufacturers each car driven and captured in real life by the development team. Photo-realistic graphics stand out as players race on dozens of real and fictional tracks around the world.

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3.6 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great underrated game from konami 20 Feb 2006
Enthuisa Professional racing is a great game. However it never really got the respect it deserved because it lay in g.t 4`s shadow shame.
I brought this game at my local blockbuster, I had heard some bad things about but I took a chance and got it anyway.
And it paid off. The game in my option is great. Smooth graphics, Good A.I loads of cars 200! And loads of tracks including rally! Great sounds and the new Visual Gravity System (V.G.S) is good the best thing is if you don't like it you can switch it off! The physics are really realistic and very good to race with and the handling is good.
Overall the game is great fun and a real alterative to the over-hyped g.t 4 buy it love it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Unfortunately, Enthusia Professional Racing seems to have been severely overlooked on the PS2.

In terms of format, it's very similar to Gran Turismo 4. There are many cars in GT4 that are present in Enthusia but likewise, there are many cars in Enthusia which are missing from GT4 (I know, it's quite hard to believe!) In terms of quantity, Enthusia does not deliver the same amount of cars as GT4 but then, what racing game does?? However, I think you'd agree that 211 cars from about 50 manufacturers is plenty enough for most people :-)

In terms of courses, there are a good selection, although the majority of them are fantasy courses which have been created by the programmers at Konami (only Nurburgring and Tsukuba are real-life courses) However, do not let this put you off: they are well designed and challenging.

Graphically, it is almost on par with GT4. Cars look sleek, photo-realistic, very true to life. The physics of the cars is also extremely realistic, possibly to an even greater extent than GT4.

There are four racing modes: Enthusia Life (career mode), Driving Revolution (this is similar to GT's License challenges), Time Trial and Free Racing. Unlike in GT4, you can not buy cars, you can only win them via random chance after completing a race. Sometimes, you may not win anything but during career mode you acquire points which up your skill level, etc.

By competing in career mode, completing the Driving Revolution challenges and racing in Free Racing mode, you gradually acquire more and more cars which you can use in Free Racing and Time Trial modes. I personally love trying out the cars on the 0-1000m dash, which is also possible in GT4.

Some people have mentioned that if you tap a wall, another car, etc you lose points.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little game 13 July 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I think this game has absolutely brilliant physics, in terms of "feeling the car", it makes alot better job than GT4 does.(when playing gt4, i always feel that most cars feel the same, albeit some quicker, some dont grip as well, and vice-versa) In this game, you really know when your in a powerful RWD, or feeling the huge weight transfer of some boat like a range rover when you go round an S bend.
Drifting around on this game is actually 'manageable' as opposed to incredibly difficult on other games.

The major annoyance with this game is that you can tap anyone (or anyone tap you for that matter) during a race, and all the cars you should in theory have won, are lost. From one tap! So you must start the race again.
(granted it stops you ramming your opponent like you can on gt4 with no punishment but its very frustrating sometimes!)

Anyways, buy it just for the great handling.Gets some used to, but persevere, and its worth it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not enthused over Enthusia 4 Nov 2008
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Sorry that this is going to be long, but I feel I need to vent. This is only my personal opinion, and it is not my intention to rubbish this game. It does have it's good points, but I feel it could have been so much better.

I felt Gran Turismo 4 was becoming a little staid, so decided to give Enthusia a whirl. I'd read mixed reviews about the game, and to be fair, I have only had it for a couple of days, BUT.....I am already at the level of 'enthusiasm' with this one that I currently am with GT4.

Firstly, the bit that everyone wants to know (even a big kid like me), how many cars and how much variety. To be honest, there is very little difference between the car selection in Enthusia and that on GT4. Okay, with this game, you don't get the 700+ models that GT offers, but many of the manufacturers and even the models offered are identical on both games. There are some that GT does not offer, such as Saab (one model only), De Tomaso (a Pantera), two Abarth's (a 1000TC and a 131- very welcome), and a Dauer (Bugatti EB110). You DO get a Firebird Trans Am from Pontiac and an Alfa SZ. All the old GT favourites are here..... same manufacturers, same models, same everything- even RUF! If you want bodywork damage, there ain't none here either- one of the big criticisms continually levelled at the GT series.

Now the actual racing. I reckon Konami have looked at Gran Turismo, used it as a benchmark, and said, "Now, how can we improve on that?" In the GT series, it was simply a matter of brute force and ignorance. Grab the fastest and/or most powerful car you could and ensure victory- not really a challenge. Enthusia does it differently. You have to think. For a start, this game bases your position on the grid depending on the power of your car.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than GT6?
Could it be true? The graphics and physics match those in the Grant Turismo series. Whoever made this has a serious insight into the real cars. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Truemouse
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but with some issues on Logitech G25
Ok, i bought this purely for the Nurburgring, and while the graphics are really great( for a PS2),and the driving tuition is very thorough, the developers for some unknown reason... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Andy390
3.0 out of 5 stars enthusia...
not as good as gran turismo 4...just for a break... i recommend this for those who are less familiar with sumulation games...
Published on 25 Dec 2011 by gf
4.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe this game is so cheap!
The game is very similar to GT4 in both style and gameplay, although not quite as slick as GT4, which is why it may have been overlooked somewhat. Read more
Published on 17 Aug 2011 by Puzzle crazy
3.0 out of 5 stars Enthusia Professional Racing (PS2)
case broke and no manual book for the game when i order it said very good condtion and book with but i don't get it in very good condtion so pls could u sort this out thank you
Published on 9 May 2011 by FORD MUSTANG
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, certainly different!
As a fan of Gran Turismo since day one I have a baseline to compare this game with. I'd say it feels like its development is at a level somewhere in between Gran Turismo 2 and 3. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2011 by malc400
4.0 out of 5 stars A good solid racer, similar to GT4 but largely overlooked
Yes, like the other reviewer said, this game is very underrated, it does have a lot in common with GT4, but is barely known by the average PS2 gamer. Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2006
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